Evan. An athlete. A smart pants. A super hero. An aspiring fighter pilot. This kid is on top of the world, y'all (or will literally be when his dream of becoming a F-22 fighter pilot come true). Evan used to be my neighbor in Seymour Johnson's base housing back in the late 1990's. He and my brother were total bros and would rule the trampoline, mummify G.I. Joes, and carve their names into everything. When Evan's mom asked me to do his senior portraits, I had no idea he was getting ready to graduate! I still saw him as my younger neighbor who was crazy strong for 4-years-old. For his portraits, we ventured out to some of Goldsboro's iconic places including Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to see the planes-on-a-stick. It was a very foggy Veteran's Day morning, which made this session inspiring but also nostalgic as the jets appeared to be shooting out of the sky, it seemed.
Evan is on his way to do awesome things with his life. He's at the top of his class and aspires to go to the Air Force Academy (finger's crossed that he gets in!), he's a top wrestler and football player at his school, he wants to study aerospace engineering in school, he's not afraid to be a goofball, and he has a clear passion for his superheroes (seriously, he's got the best superhero wardrobe in the world), and could be a model if all else fails. But on top of all these accolades, he's a genuinely wonderful big brother who is super chill and super patient, a great son, and a big dreamer who loves his country. Evan, good luck with all your life endeavors and I hope your ride to the top is a spectacular adventure!